SRJDM Press Release
Somali Region Justice and Democracy Movement (SRJDM) condemns in the strongest terms Tigray People’s Liberation Front’s (TPLF) irresponsible and despicable incitement of inter-ethnic conflicts in different parts of Ethiopia in a futile effort to distract attention from its failed tribal political agenda.
The TPLF, using its puppets in the Somali Regional State of Ethiopia, have recently waged war on neighbouring Oromo regions and has now started, through its surrogate bloggers, to claim that there is a territorial dispute between the brotherly Somali and Oromo people.
This sinister plot is yet another example of the age-old reckless political behaviour of the TPLF.
TPLF does not have moral redlines and will continue to clutch at every ignoble straw as its reign of 25 years of killing and looting draws to conclusion.
It is a poorly led tribal outfit hell bent on defending an untenable hegemony of a minority ethnic group.
The Somali people lived and continues to live in harmony and peace with their Oromo brothers and sisters with whom they share common identity, history and aspirations. There are no outstanding territorial issues between Somalis and Oromos.
In the unlikely event any such issues arise in the future, the Somalis and Oromos both have a democratic culture and without a doubt will resolve it peacefully like good neighbours, without the interference of conquerers from elsewhere.
We call upon our Oromo and Somali people to hold hands as brothers and abort TPLF’s petty and bloody schemes.
Tokkumma! Tokumma, Oromo and Somalis!